A new Bucharest weekend filled with tasty surprises is loading.
Make sure to check both sections of the article and discover the best events to attend over the following days: the first section is highlighting festivals and ongoing events happening throughout the weekend and the second one is showing independent events for each day.
Pick and choose your favorite combination and most importantly: enjoy the weekend!
Main events happening all through the weekend:
100 Romanian Traditions for Saint Elijah
The back yard of the Peasent's Museum will be turned into an open air fair dedicated to the celebration of Saint Elijah in Christian Orthodox religion. The tradition of celebrating name day in Romania is boosting up the popularity of local traditions and craft made gifts.
The fair will be open Friday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 - free entrance
Those who are looking for a special gift for loved ones have the opportunity to choose unique objects hand crafted by people from all around the country out of wool, stained glass, precious metals and leather, accessories and cosmetics made with natural ingredients and special herbs.
A selection of antiques, traditional to country life will also be found here: dowry boxes, folk costumes from all the ethnographic areas of the country, tools for weaving or for working the earth.
You can enjoy delicious homemade cakes, savory delights, seasonal fruits and vegetables, natural juices and salads, plum brandy and a large variety of honeys. You'll find delicious meat products made of rare meats: dried deer, bear, wild boar, and many other specialties, accompanied by Romanian matured cheeses.
Throughout the duration of the fair, creativity workshops will be run, where children will be able to make dolls and characters from wooden spoons or wooden puzzles (painted horses, unicorns, carts, vintage cars). The cost of attending a workshop is between 15 and 25 lei.
Asian Food Fest
The festival will be taking place in Titan Park, Friday to Sunday from 13.00 to 22.00. Free entrance.
Discover the traditional Asian cuisine, starting with Vietnamese Pho Bo soup, Thai soup, kimchi, corncobs, Turkish kebab, padthai, Iranian kebab, dolma, matcha tea or masala tea.
Over 15 Asian countries will exhibit their dishes to show their talent, special flavours and cooking skills. Japan, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Palestine, United Arab Emirates
More then 20 local sellers will be present at Open Monteoru throughout the weekend, beginning with18.00 until 23.00
Explore the hidden gardens of the Monteoru villa while enjoying the buzz of the traditional Romanian market with the hip, coolness and novelty of food vans.
Independent events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
FRIDAY - 19 July
18.30 - 20.00 Performance Maria Balabaș at Modul Carturesti (address)
The show entitled "Our shadows holding hands" by Maria Balabas combines radio and natural voices with video cropping in a special audio / video show. The artist was nominated and awarded at international competitions for sound innovation. Tickets cost 30 lei at the entrance / buy them in advance here.
20.30 - 23.59 Beer Pong Night at License Bar (address)
Join the drinking competition for beer lovers. The registration fee equals the purchase of two beers of choice per team. With each new round the process is repeated. Reservations are made by phone at +40 771 291 702
SATURDAY - 20 July
12.00 - 23.00 Romanian K-Pop Cover Contest at Cinema Pro (address)
Dance workshop with Wootae from 12:00-14:00, the ticket costs 250 lei (53 Euro) - get tickets here
Romania K-POP Cover Contest, starting at 16.00, the ticket costs 25 lei - get tickets here
17.00 - 01.00 Tropicana Day Party at Funky Lounge Herastrau (address)
Party by the lake and enjoy the tropical vibes with a colorful summer decor, along a stylish crowd. Careless vacation mood, relaxed outfits, fruity prints, tanned skin, colored scarfs, bold earings. RVSP: +40 744 450 450, 18+ guests only
SUNDAY - 21 July
11.00 - 18.00 Second Chance Yard Sale at Stucatura (address)
Shop smart, recycle and reuse out of a wonderful selection of vintage items, top brands, handmade jewelery or simply lovely pieces waiting for a new owner. Free entrance!
19.00 - 22.00 John Bon Jovi concert at Constitution Square (address)
For the 2nd time in Bucharest, Bon Jovi band will concert in front of the Romanian Parliament building, at the Constitution Square as part of their international tour - This house is not for sale. The price for a single ticket starts from 167 lei. Get your ticket here
As usual, don't forget the number one suggestion is to go on a cultural tour / fun experience powered by Bucharest Vibes, find all of them here.
Enjoy the great times ahead of you this weekend!
Until next week,